Indiana County COVID-19 Report
Indiana County saw an increase of 70 new cases for 16-22. June. 317 cases have been reported this month. The average of seven days is 10 cases a day. 12,326 cases were reported across the country.
The Ministry of Health reported 6 hospitalized COVID patients on 22 June. There have been one death reported in the county, bringing the total to 364.
Wastewater monitoring for 12.-18. June shows a declining presence of COVID-19.
The CDC reports that the societal risk level for Indiana County is low. Recommendations are to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and to be tested if you have symptoms. People with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to a person with COVID-19 should wear a mask. People can choose to disguise themselves at any time.
Indiana County remains one of the lowest in the state as a percentage of the population vaccinated, ranking 59 out of 67 counties; 52.7 percent of the eligible population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 37,271 or 46.5 percent of the population fully vaccinated and 5,023 partially vaccinated.
The first 40 booster shots were administered, for a total of 18,976 since it became available on August 13, and 91 second booster shots administered for a total of 3,123 since it became available on March 29.
The county ranks worse for younger age groups, in 46 of 67 counties for those ages 5 to 9 with 12 percent vaccinated; 51 of 67 counties for those aged 10 to 14 at 20.9 percent; 63 of 67 for those aged 15 to 19 with 23.4 percent vaccinated; and 64 of 67 for those aged 20 to 24 with 29.2 percent vaccinated.
Data for young adults during the last week show no vaccinations given to those aged 5 to 19. One was administered last week and 11 in the previous four weeks to those aged 20 to 24; 76.8 percent of those aged 5 to 24 years are unvaccinated.
Source: This report was prepared by Ron Riley for The Indiana Gazette with data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the IUP COVID dashboard.
The PA DOH dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesday.